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Trelawney's Army (w/English and Cornish lyrics and video)
(Trelawny) (The Song Of The Western Men)

            #356 YouTube video by keltickev27 ©2008
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Click here for Cornish translation below.

A good sword and a trusty hand, a merry heart and true,
King James' men shall understand what Cornishmen can do;
And have they fixed the where and when, and shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen will know the reason why.

And shall Trelawney live and shall Trelawney die,
Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen will know the reason why.

Out spake their captain brave and bold, a merry wight was he,
Though London Tower is Michael's hold, we'll set Trelawney free;
We'll cross the Tamar, land to land, the Severn is no stay,
With one and all and hand in hand, and who shall bid us nay.

And shall Trelawney live and shall Trelawney die,
Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen will know the reason why.

And when we come to London Wall, a pleasant site to view,
Come forth, come forth, ye cowards all, here are better men than you;
Trelawney, he's in keep and hold, Trelawney, he may die,
But twenty thousand Cornish bold will know the reason why.

And shall Trelawney live and shall Trelawney die,
Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen will know the reason why.

####.... Variant of a Cornish ballad, The Song Of The Western Men, written in 1825 by Robert Stephen Hawker [1803-1875] Cornish poet, priest, Vicar of Morwenstow, and antiquary ....####
Known as the unofficial Cornish National Anthem, this song is always heard at Cornish rugby matches and similar civic gatherings.

Notes: Jonathan Trelawny [1650-1721] was one of seven bishops imprisoned in the Tower of London by James II in 1688. Born at Pelynt into an old Cornish family, his father, the Second Baronet of Trelawne, was a supporter of the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.



Cornish lyrics from John in Brisbane via the Mudcat Café:
Gans cledha da yn dorn yu lei
Gwyr, lowen an golon
Yth aswon Myghtern Jamys fel
Pandr' wrello Kernewon
Yu ordnys Ie ha prys ancow?
Trelawny dos dh'y fyn?
Mes ugans myl an dus Kernow
Gothfos an praga 'vyn

A vew Trelawny bras?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Otomma ugans myl Kernow
A woffyth oil an cos.


Yn meth an Capten, bew y wos
Gwas jolyf yn mysk cans
Tour Loundres kyn fe Carrek Los
Y'n dylerfsen dewhans
Ny a dres Tamar, tyr dhe dyr
By 'ny vyth Havren let
Ha scoth ryp scoth, cowetha gwyr
Pyu orthyn-ny a set?

A vew Trelawny bras?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Otomma ugans myl Kernow
A woffyth oil an cos.


Devedhys bys yn Fos Loundres
Gwel dek dhyn, ny a gry
Deugh mes, ownegyon oil, deugh mes
Gwell on. agesough-why
Trelawny yu avel felon
Fast yn cargharow tyn
Mes ugans myl a Gernewon
Gothfos an ken a vyn

A vew Trelawny bras?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Otomma ugans myl Kernow
A woffyth oil an cos.




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